NEW DELHI: The Planning Commission yesterday gave nod to Puducherry's Rs 3,000-crore annual plan outlay for fiscal 2012-13. The plan size has been finalised at a meeting between Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy.
Ahluwalia stated that it has been attaining noteworthy progress and also development strategy has taken up the right track.
The union territory has seen good progress in health and education sectors. Moreover, it is time for the administration to lay emphasis on selecting new avenues of revenue generation to address the upcoming demands.
The Planning Commission feels that the union territory needs to focus on tourism and infrastructure. These sector needs public private collaboration.
The Commission stated that the Puducheery government need to maintain decadal rate of population growth, which has risen by 20.62% in 1991-2001 to 27.72% during 2001-11.
Attention was also drawn to the decline of the shares of agriculture and industry sectors in the UT's